Monday, November 26, 2018

Review: The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone

Title: The Mansion
Author: Ezekiel Boone
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Thriller
Published By: Atria (December 4, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 3.5 Stars



Book Description:
After two years of living on cheap beer and little else in a bitterly cold tiny cabin outside an abandoned, crumbling mansion, young programmers Shawn Eagle and Billy Stafford have created something that could make them rich: a revolutionary computer they name Eagle Logic.

But the hard work and escalating tension have not been kind to their once solid friendship—Shawn’s girlfriend Emily has left him for Billy, and a third partner has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. While Billy walks away with Emily, Shawn takes Eagle Logic, which he uses to build a multi-billion-dollar company that eventually outshines Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined.


Years later, Billy is a failure, beset by poverty and addiction, and Shawn is the most famous man in the world. Unable to let the past be forgotten, Shawn decides to resurrect his and Billy’s biggest failure: a next-generation computer program named Nellie that can control a house’s every function. He decides to set it up in the abandoned mansion they worked near all those years ago. But something about Nellie isn’t right—and the reconstruction of the mansion is plagued by accidental deaths. Shawn is forced to bring Billy back, despite their longstanding mutual hatred, to discover and destroy the evil that lurks in the source code.








Ezekiel Boone has an amazing ability to turn mundane every day objects or beings into something truly terrifying. Something that once read, you can never unread or un-picture again. Once you have that terrifying thought of the what if in your mind, it's so very hard to ever see them the same again. 

From spiders to houses, he can make them all not only seem horrific but truly like something you can imagine happening in our world and that might the most terrifying part of it all. 

The Mansion is dark and atmospheric with rich detail that you almost have to wade through and put together slowly as you realize what is about to happen and yet, you know it's going to happen and you hope, as you feverishly turn the pages, that you are wrong and this won't be anything but a tale about a creepy old house and hidden secrets and ghosts. 

Instead you get something chilly in it's realistic appeal and you can picture it all. A truly haunting story that is so much more than a ghost story and so much more than a story about revenge and lost loves and a past everyone wants kept hidden. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

26 comments:

  1. You mentioned spiders and nooopeee! Haha! I'm such a wuss and this book would terrify me. It sounds like a really well-written book!

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    1. This one didn't have all the spiders his other series had but still, it was scary at times. ;)

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  2. I haven't read him before and this really isn't my cuppa Kindlemom. Thanks for sharing I know some of my friends will love this.

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  3. I enjoy this author and missed this release. I will probably grab from the library.

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  4. I am curious about this one. I love a good haunted house tale.

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    1. I do as well and this was definitely not your normal haunting.

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  5. I'm picking this up soon and I'm excited! I loved his Hatching series! Spiders scare the hell out of me, but I kind of like being creeped out/scared (by movies and books only!) so it was perfect. I've been seeing some mixed reviews for The Mansion, though, so I hope it's as good as his previous series. :/ Glad to see you enjoyed it. :)

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    1. I don't know if it was quite ad good as the Hatching series but it was a good one. I hope you enjoy it as well!

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  6. You ave me scared in a good way. :)

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  7. I have wanted to read the series by Boone. This one looks interesting too!

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    1. Highly recommend the series for sure! So creepy! This was good too though, just a different kind of good than his series. ;)

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  8. Ezekiel likes his spiders and because they totally creep me out...I love reading about them. LOL Looks good to me.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I feel the same way! I hate them but his series was so addicting!

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  9. This sounds like it would be a great movie. I love this kind of creepy house story.

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    1. Ooo I bet it would! I would love to watch it as a movie.

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  10. This sounds great and I've been seeing good reviews, all over. I like creepy stories with realism and this sounds like it is it.

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  11. LOL well spiders are a big nope for me on a regular day. lol Sounds like his books would scare the tar outta me. lol

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    1. The spider one (The Hatching series) definitely would!

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